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HPCL owns and operates Refineries in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam with a capacity of 9.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) and 13.7 MMTPA, respectively. HPCL also owns India’s largest Lube Refinery in Mumbai, producing lube oil base stocks with a capacity of 428 Thousand Metric Tonnes Per Annum (TMTPA). Both Mumbai and Visakh Refineries have been upgraded to produce BS-VI compliant transportation fuels.

HPCL holds a 48.99% equity stake in the JV company, HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL), which operates an 11.3 MMTPA capacity Refinery at Bhatinda in Punjab. It also owns a 16.96% equity stake in the 15 MMTPA Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL). A new 9 MMTPA Greenfield Refinery-cum-Petrochemical complex is being set up at Pachpadra in the Barmer district of Rajasthan through a joint venture company, HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) with equity stake of 74%.

Refining Performance

The year 2023-24 is a landmark year in terms of physical performance for HPCL refineries. HPCL refineries recorded exceptional operational performance, clocking the highest ever Crude throughput of 22.33 million metric tonnes (MMT). The Visakhapatnam refinery achieved a remarkable feat by processing the highest-ever annual crude throughput of 12.69 MMT. The Mumbai refinery also exhibited excellent performance by processing 9.64 MMT of crude oil.

2023-24 2022-23 2021-22 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Mumbai Refinery Thruput 9.64 MMT 9.80 MMT 5.56 MMT 7.37 MMT 8.07 MMT 8.67 MMT 8.64 MMT 8.51 MMT
Visakh Refinery Thruput 12.69 MMT 9.29 MMT 8.41 MMT 9.05 MMT 9.11 MMT 9.77 MMT 9.64 MMT 9.30 MMT
Combined Refinery Thruput 22.33 MMT 19.09 MMT 13.97 MMT 16.42 MMT 17.18 MMT 18.44 MMT 18.28 MMT 17.81 MMT
Mumbai Refinery

Mumbai Refinery (9.5 MMTPA)

Mumbai Refinery was commissioned in 1954 by the erstwhile ESSO with a crude refining capacity of 1.25 MMTPA. The capacity was increased to 9.5 MMTPA, in phases.

Visakhapatnam Refinery

Visakhapatnam Refinery (13.7 MMTPA)

Visakh Refinery was the first East Coast Oil Refinery commissioned in 1957 by Caltex Oil Refining India Ltd.

Mumbai Lubes Refinery

Mumbai Lubes Refinery (428 TMT)

The Lube Refinery was commissioned in 1969 as a joint venture between ESSO & the Government of India.

HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd.

HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (11.3 MMTPA)

HMEL is a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy Investments Pte Ltd.

Mangalore Refinery

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Ltd (15 MMTPA)

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) is a joint venture of HPCL.

Ongoing Projects

a) Visakh Refinery Modernization Project (VRMP):

Project Information:

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is executing Visakh Refinery Modernisation Project (VRMP) to modernize and enhance capacity of Visakh Refinery at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh with the following objectives.

  • Production of MS & HSD with BS-VI specifications.
  • Increase in Refining capacity from 8.33 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA (almost doubling the capacity) by setting up various Process & Utility Units.
  • Refinery distillate yields improvement from 76% to 86%.

Current Status:

  • Facilities for the production of BS-VI compliant fuel products have been completed and commissioned in February 2020.
  • A highly energy efficient 9 MMTPA Crude Distillation Unit, LPG and Off-gas Treating Units were commissioned in March’23. Prior to that Raw water, Bearing Cooling Water, Sea Cooling Water, Plant Air/ Instrument Air, Cryogenic Nitrogen Unit and State of the Art “staged Flare” along with Off Site facilities were commissioned.
  • New Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) has been commissioned. This HGU is largest single capacity train in India and amongst the largest in Asia.
  • New Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) with 99.9% of Sulphur recovery has also been commissioned. This SRU has the flexibility to use O2 enriched combustion to enhance capacity whenever required.
  • 3.05 MMTPA Capacity Full Conversion Hydrocracker Unit (FCHCU) with 99.5% conversion has been commissioned. This energy efficient FCHCU is the highest capacity Hydrocracker unit in India and equipped with highest conversion that is likely to increase the distillate yield by around 5%.
  • The Refinery is currently operating at enhanced capacity of 13.7 MMTPA at higher yields with the commissioning of various process units.

b) Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL)

Greenfield Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex at Pachpadra, Balotra District, Rajasthan (9 MMTPA Capacity) through a joint venture company, HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL)

Project Information:

Rajasthan Refinery Project is a Greenfield Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex at Pachpadra Tehsil, Balotra District, Rajasthan and is being set up in joint venture (HRRL) by HPCL and Govt. of Rajasthan (GOR). HPCL holds 74% stake in the JV Company HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) and the rest 26 % is with Government of Rajasthan (GOR).

The project involves setting up 9 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) Greenfield Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex with flexibility to process a mix of local and imported crudes.

Current Status:

1. All project facilitation activities are completed for Rajasthan Refinery Project (HRRL).

2. All LSTK contracts are placed and site construction activities are progressing in full swing for process units & various packages for the Project.

3. The key process units viz. Diesel Hydrotreating (DHDT) and Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) are under pre-commissioning.

4. Fabrication & Laying of all three Cross Country pipelines (Raw Water P/L, Mangala Crude P/L & AM Crude P/L) are in progress.

5. The construction of other key process units CDU/VDU, DCU, PFCCU & VGO-HDT is in advance stage.

6. Construction of Crude Import Facilities is in progress.